December 1, 2022

Twitter let go of nearly half of its employees on Friday last week. The move came after Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of the company. Twitter is now asking dozens of fired employees to return to work, in an embarrassing turn of events for the company and its users.

Around 3,700 people were fired from Twitter over the past few days through email as a way to cut costs following Musk’s acquisition of the platform. Many employees learned that they had lost their job when they were suddenly cut off from company systems including their emails and Slack.

Musk tweeted on Friday to clarify the mass layoffs. There is no choice when the company is losing over $4M/day. Twitter’s plans to request workers to come back were originally reported by Platformer. The social network giant is yet to respond to a request for comment.

Sources say that Twitter has about 3,700 employees currently on board. The company recently made its blue tick verification a paid privilege. It now comes with Twitter Blue, which is the app’s premium tier that brings extra features.

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